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Jenderal Sudirman, A Famous National Hero

Jenderal Sudirman, A Famous National Hero

Who said that Jakarta is awfull?

Believe it or not, People who always feel that way, will never be satisfied wherever they live..

No matter how some people hate this city very much, I always love the beat of it.

Today, I decide to enjoy the most favorable day in every week in Jakarta, Car Free Day.

The day when some main streets are closed for cars and motorcycles to give rooms for pedestrians, runner, and biker.

During this day, you will find the colorfull and warm side of Jakarta.

Starting from Semanggi, I walk toward the north to the center of Car Free Day in “Bunderan Hotel Indonesia“. It is located between Jl Sudirman and Jl M.H. Thamrin, main streets of Jakarta.

Empty Street of Jakarta

Empty Street of Jakarta

Suddenly the rain drops, getting hard and harder, eventhough it makes the walk even more exciting, I decide to take TransJakarta (the only public transportation that allowed to operate during CFD) via a new Bus Stop of Karet.

Karet New Bus Stop

Karet New Bus Stop

I don’t care what people say, I feel progress on this city, a rapid one. May be because of its new Governor? May be.

On each Sunday, you can see different things. Sometime you will see several Papua’s guy dancing using their Koteka’s on the street (like today, so sorry for not taking the picture of them), sometime you will find a community show their pets, like this boy with his baby crocodile. And his friends with their indanger species..

Baby Crocodile

Baby Crocodile

You will also see people try to sell some traditional foods, or toys for children to play.  Like this man and his famous cartoon balloons.

Colorfull Balloons

Colorfull Balloons

One thing for sure, you can always find these Betawi Traditional Dolls, complete with traditional dance and music.

Betawi Traditional Doll

Betawi Traditional Doll

On the other part of the street today, in Jalan Sunda, next to Sarinah. I see Organic Community Bazaar. They sell Organic Vegetables, Organic Traditional Foods etc etc..

Organic Food Festival

Organic Food Festival

A bazaar that will also call your stomach to eat :p hmm.. today I choose Soto Mie, a Traditional Noodle Soup from Bogor. Yummy!

Soto Mie

Soto Mie

After eat some light meals I continue to walk, back to my home.

There I meet some people from a famous bank, they try to keep the bank known with a different way.

They even make some funny actions and allow me to take a picture of it..

Walking Ads

Walking Ads

Isn’t it wonderful?

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~ Written on June 15th 2014 ~

 


Not all my journey are well documented, sometime I decide not to post on this blog because I think I’m not good enough in taking pictures.

But sometime I feel lots of people may want to know more the other side of Indonesia, not only Bali.

There are also little things that can fill your heart, casual and humble things like Night Fair.

About two weeks ago, I suddenly change my mind from staying at home and making a little surprise for a best friend, or take a short trip to a seminar in Bandung, to Ciamis.

Yes. Ciamis. A little town in West Java. About 6 hours drive from Jakarta in normal days.

There I enjoy a small carts ride, lots of cute carts were there. Carts driven by a goat (Yes a goat!), a cart driver, or a cart driven by your self. 🙂

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Goat Cart

Goat Cart (Pic by http://www.1sthappyfamily.com )

 

After riding a while I decide to step a side and walking around to choose traditional desserts that I may like. Lots of Traditional foods offered.

From Martabak (Indonesian Omelette), Pukis (like a pancake with Choco/Cheese/Fruits filling), Pisang Molen (Fried Banana), to Sekoteng.

At last I choose to enjoy Pisang Molen and Sekoteng, while watching people having fun.

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There are so many ways in enjoying life. Don’t always look up, try to look down too. If such humble things can make lots of people happy, why can’t we?

To be happy is an option of life. To be happy with what you already have. To be grateful.

Don’t worry too much about the future, as the future has it’s own problem,

don’t think about the past as well.. as we already learn from it,

just make the best of today, and surely the future will be okay.

Ok then, wish you all the luck in life.. Bye for now..

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On Saturday evening June 25th 2011, the main street of Solo in Central Java turned into a massive Runway as the 4th edition of Solo Batik Carnival was staged before enthusiastic spectators. Presenting “The Amazing Legend” as its main theme, the carnival left thousands thrilled as the parade passed by showing a large variety of …

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